Sphyrna gilberti Quattro, Driggers, Grady, Ulrich & Roberts, 2013
Carolina hammerhead

Family:  Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead, bonnethead, or scoophead sharks)
Max. size:  47.1 cm OT (male/unsexed); 50.6 cm OT (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: South Carolina, USA.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from its congeners by having a head length greater than 20% of STL (stretched total length); cephalofoil has median indentation; with inner narial groove; pelvic fins with straight rear margins; 91 or fewer precaudal vertebrae (Ref. 94083).
Biology:  Measurements given in STL, stretch total length (Ref. 94083).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 08 April 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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